The new guidebook to develop 2030 Action Plans

The new guidebook on “How to develop a Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plan (SECAP)” has been released by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre.

Now aligned with the 2030 Covenant of Mayors target, the guidebook has been enriched with information on climate change adaptation, which is one of the three pillars of the movement in Europe.

The guidebook is divided into three parts:

  • The SECAP process, step-by-step towards low-carbon and climate-resilient cities by 2030
  • Baseline Emission Inventory (BEI) and Risk and Vulnerability Assessment (RVA)
  • Policies, key actions, good practices for mitigation and adaptation to climate change and Financing SECAP(s).

The guidebook is available here.


Observatory! Nord-Pas-de-Calais Climate Observatory, FR

The Nord-Pas de Calais Climate Dynamic brings together the Regional Council, the French State (DREAL, Direction Régionale de l’Environnement, de l’Aménagement et du Logement), the Departmental Council of Pas-de-Calais, the Departmental Council of Nord and the ADEME (French Environment and Energy Management Agency).

Report on the key GHG & Energy figures from the Rhône-Alpes regional Observatory

The team of the Rhône-Alpes regional Observatory has published their latest report (in French) on the key figures on energy consumption and GHG emissions by sector (industry, transport…), in their region:  

BELGIUM – Local Energy Data Collection for Greenhouse Gas Inventories

26 October 2015 Webinar recording PDF presentation Speakers: Sylvie van den boeynants – INTERLEUVEN, Pascal Simusv & Hugues Nollevaux – Wallonia Region, Meynaerts Erika – VITO (PPT), moderated by ICLEI.  

Long-term energy scenarios: First-year campaign findings

The clean energy transition presents an unprecedented challenge for decision makers. Low-cost renewables, a smarter and more flexible power grid, and greater numbers of vehicles and other systems running on electricity require a forward-looking approach to energy planning. Long-term energy scenarios (LTES) can trigger productive policy debates and help to shape long-term visions for the […]